YELLVILLE  Phillip Howerton, a sixth-generation Ozarker, will be discussing his latest book, “The Literature of the Ozarks,” on Monday, April 22, at the Marion County Library. This anthology contains two centuries of Ozarks literature that helps define the culture to both insiders and outsiders as well. Each entry gives a short biography of the chosen authors and a selection of their work. Authors of all types and genres are presented from the beginning of Ozark literature to the present day. “The Shepherd of the Hills” by Harold Bell Wright is included as the most popular and influential novel set in the Ozarks following its publication in 1907 with over two million copies sold. More current authors include Donald Harrington and Edsel Ford to name a few.

The meet and greet, hosted by the Marion County Library and the Friends of the MC Library, will start at 4:30 with refreshments donated by Panera Bread in Branson. Howerton will begin his book discussion at 5 p.m. followed by the book signing. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

The MC Library is located at 308 Old Main in Yellville.

The FOMCL will have a brief business meeting at 4 p.m. Call (870) 449-6015 for more information.

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